Article from the Public Enquirer, taken from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - "The Wellington Quick-Step to Anarchy"

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Date:25th of April 1829

Description:Moderate readers of the Public Inquirer on Saturday April 23 1829 might have choked on this partisan account of the movement for Catholics' civil rights in Britain.

Thomas Mulock's rage

The author Thomas Mulock, a Potteries preacher, rages over a "national renunciation of God," the "downfall of the established Church" and the (rather improbable) possibility of Protestants becoming candidates for the Papacy.

The dissent continues as he denounces Catholicism, and the way that Britain's politicians have allegedly abandoned his own idea of the truth.

Mulock wordily describes his deep concern that equality will be "thrown away" upon the the poor in Ireland.

Throughout, he describes the Catholic Church as unlawful, adding that he is happy to pay taxes, if only to his own Church.

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This document was collected by pottery manufacturer Enoch Wood and is now part of the collection at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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